Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

Over the past four years, faculty and staff in the OSU Libraries have created the largest oral history collection ever gathered at Oregon State University. This same group of archivists, programmers, and students have created a platform for the delivery of contextualized video- and audio-recorded oral history interviews, complete with transcripts delivered as web text and PDF, as well as contextual information (biographical sketches, abstracts) for each interview. Interviews are also tagged according to interviewee affiliation or theme, and can be sorted as such. This talk will discuss the platform that the OSU Libraries created to present this information online. The platform relies upon description of digital objects using the METS, MODS, and TEI metadata standards, as well as custom XSL stylesheets that batch generate HTML for eventual upload to the web.

Learning Outcomes

This talk will provide an overview of the technical workflow that was designed to solve the problem of how to present a very large volume of transcribed oral history content (nearly 400 hours) in a contextualized, cohesive and highly usable web portal.

The audience will also gain a broader understanding of the OSU Sesquicentennial Oral History Project and its role as a centerpiece initiative that has been sponsored in anticipation of OSU's 150th birthday in 2018.

Conference Track

Working with Data

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 170

Start Date

31-3-2017 2:15 PM

End Date

31-3-2017 3:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19110

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Mar 31st, 2:15 PM Mar 31st, 3:00 PM

Creating a System for the Online Delivery of Oral History Content

Over the past four years, faculty and staff in the OSU Libraries have created the largest oral history collection ever gathered at Oregon State University. This same group of archivists, programmers, and students have created a platform for the delivery of contextualized video- and audio-recorded oral history interviews, complete with transcripts delivered as web text and PDF, as well as contextual information (biographical sketches, abstracts) for each interview. Interviews are also tagged according to interviewee affiliation or theme, and can be sorted as such. This talk will discuss the platform that the OSU Libraries created to present this information online. The platform relies upon description of digital objects using the METS, MODS, and TEI metadata standards, as well as custom XSL stylesheets that batch generate HTML for eventual upload to the web.